User talk:Ianmacm

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Many of the changes to the King article I made were reverting changes made by someone who had reverted your changes. Looking at archive this had happened quite a few times (also on Adele). I assume from your comments you think I'm a supporter - I'm not. Just reverting new changes made by similar URL person.Noelthai (talk) 11:49, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

I do try to keep the article within reliable sourcing guidelines, and we have been through this before. Not all of the online sourcing about Jonathan King is ideal.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 11:53, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
Understood but the changes seemed to me to be obsessional. Have you checked the same URL changes to Natalie Kills? I've never heard of her so don't feel I can comment but changing your links and those of gmyrtle looked odd so I went back to archive and saw many wrong changes as well. I suppose you and other editors keep an eye on all articles - are the Natalie Kills ones equally well sourced? I'm only an occasional editor.Noelthai (talk) 12:16, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
I've never heard of Natalia Kills and have never been involved at her article. As for Jonathan King, most of the problem areas (eg The Brits) have been raised before. I don't know which years King produced or hosted The Brits and sources such as IMDb are not ideal. There also appears to be a persistent problem with some sources normally considered to be reliable (eg The Guardian and The Independent). One of the great things about editing Wikipedia articles is that you are allowed to get things wrong as long as reliable sources have got it wrong.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 12:29, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
Well I'm fed up with it now too but Googling found this which I found fascinating by Angela Levine but I won't add it, I'll leave it to you. I've never heard of the Kills woman either but looking at the 86 URL changes, he or she is clearly deranged and I note all other recent changes except by you and gmyrtle are from a similar 86 URL who seems obsessed by King and Kills. Perhaps it's an alphabetical thing! Noelthai (talk) 12:47, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
The only thing that I thought about Natalia Kills is that she looks like Amy Winehouse in the infobox photo. I don't usually get involved in articles that are not on my watchlist, because I am already fully booked. Anything with a "86 URL" is not me because this is usually BT, not my ISP (eg here).--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 13:07, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
I've now spotted the Kills woman connected to an X Factor scandal down under and she seems to be English but I'm not going anywhere near it either as editing controversial subjects seems to annoy people. You are to be praised daring to cover Savile, Clifford, King and others. The trolls seem to be vicious.Noelthai (talk) 11:30, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
Maybe I need to watch more TV, as I had never heard of Natalia Kills before yesterday. This is a common problem for me, as the entire cast of Emmerdale and Game of Thrones could walk past me in the street and I would not know who they were. As for the more general situation, as long as you stick to reliable sources (and I use the term loosely as even the broadsheet newspapers get it wrong sometimes) you should be OK.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 11:42, 17 March 2015 (UTC)


Do you have Cyril Smith on your watchlist by any chance? Some problematic editing going on there. Ghmyrtle (talk) 14:34, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

No, I've never been involved over there. Given that this is in the news, I will have a look.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 14:55, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
Where are the latest plod revelations going? Martinevans123 (talk) 14:58, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

I'm rich (again)[edit]

Received this today. I get these on a regular basis as my email address has fallen into the wrong hands.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 06:48, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

And again.

Your relationship with the Labour Party[edit]

I have noted your extensive work on Chuka Umunna's page in Wikipedia, and I shall be grateful if you will clarify what your relationship is with the Labour Party, or with Mr Umunna.

Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ambrose.hogan (talkcontribs) 22:14, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Please assume good faith. I am not a member of the Labour Party, nor do I bang the drum for any political party on Wikipedia. I wouldn't describe my work on Chuka Umunna as extensive, as the vast majority of it is written by other people. I have the article on my watchlist as it can attract silly edits. I edit various articles and this is the first time that I have been asked to "clarify my relationship" with the subject. I've never met or had any dealings with Chuka Umunna, or for that matter, any of the politicians that I have on my watchlist.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 05:39, 9 April 2015 (UTC)


I left a response (and will likely leave future ones) on my talk page. (talk) 09:32, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

I'm not an admin, and as a general rule Jimbo does not comment on issues relating to blocks unless he is involved in some way.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 10:44, 19 April 2015 (UTC)